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Lonely Planet axes legendary Thorn Tree travel community
News / Online
Lonely Planet axes legendary Thorn Tree travel community
By Kevin May | September 27, 2021
The site was created in 1996 as a mechanism for travelers to share recommendations and discuss destinations and services ahead of, during and after their trips. Read More
Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
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Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
By Jill Menze | September 8, 2021
Called Travel + Leisure Club, the subscription service offers members access to preferred pricing, concierge services, exclusive experiences and a magazine subscription for $9.95 per month. Read More
Phocuswright Europe 2021: Here's what to expect
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Phocuswright Europe 2021: Here's what to expect
By PhocusWire | June 23, 2021
Join us to hear how industry players have updated their playbook to compete in this new, unstable but promising environment. A second chance like this doesn’t come around very often. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Virtual connections: Building relationships with travelers to generate future demand
By Chris Blaine - Sojern | August 6, 2020
In a COVID-19 world, social media is not only an inexpensive way to reach large numbers of people, but a powerful opportunity to engage with potential customers and influence them to choose your... Read More
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News / Online
MMGY partners with Expedia, Sojern, ADARA to inspire post-COVID-19 trips
By Mitra Sorrells | June 19, 2020
The travel marketing agencies have created a campaign to boost recovery in several U.S. destinations. Read More
Destination X - How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism
News / Technology
Destination X - How coronavirus will force destinations to stop overtourism
By PhocusWire | April 28, 2020
The destruction caused by the coronavirus provides destinations an opportunity to make long-overdue smart and sustainable tourism decisions. Read More
Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
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Tripadvisor begins brand transformation with new course for Viator, executive shakeup
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2020
Tripadvisor is embarking on a dramatic realignment aimed at helping the company preserve profitability and spur new growth as it deals with competition from Google and others and with evolving... Read More
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News / Distribution
Northstar Travel Group acquires Travel Technology Europe owner Centaur Media Travel
By PhocusWire | April 10, 2019
Northstar Travel Group acquires Centaur Travel Media, owner of the Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe. Read More
Shiji continues buying spree with acquisition of visual distribution platform Ice Portal
News / Distribution
Shiji continues buying spree with acquisition of visual distribution platform Ice Portal
By Jill Menze | February 14, 2019
To help its hotel clients curate and distribute visual content, Shiji Group has acquired Ice Portal. Read More
Viator founder slams TripAdvisor over strategy
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Viator founder slams TripAdvisor over strategy
By Kevin May | December 8, 2017
TripAdvisor has been accused of neglecting its Viator tour and activity booking business by the man who created it in 1995. Read More
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News / Startups
VIDEO: PhocusWire PundIT Show - Episode 7
By Kevin May | November 23, 2017
The penultimate outing of the special PundIT Shows at The Phocuswright Conference is a terrific episode. Read More